Brandeis International Business School

Scholarships & Loans

About Scholarships & Financial Aid

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) commits to supporting highly qualified students from the United States and around the world by offering generous merit-based scholarships to both domestic and international students as part of our holistic admissions review.

In addition to scholarships, federal loans are available to U.S. citizens and eligible permanent residents. International students should check with their government to see if any financial aid is offered.

100% of admitted students are automatically considered for generous scholarships as part of the application process.

Scholarships

The criteria for scholarship awards include leadership traits, academic achievement, personal background and graduate education focus. All students are automatically considered for scholarships and will be notified of any awards upon admission.

Full Scholarships

We offer generous, full-tuition scholarships to students studying business, economics and finance in each of our graduate programs. Top students are recognized for exceptional merit and outstanding academic performance with full-tuition awards.

Dean's Scholarship
Recognizes students of exceptional merit with partial- to full-tuition scholarships.

Michael Jellinek Fellowship
Recognizes an outstanding student with Israeli citizenship who is currently residing in Israel.

Scholarships for U.S. and International Students

Dean's Scholarship
Recognizes students of exceptional merit with partial- to full-tuition scholarships.

World Leader Scholarship
Recognizes outstanding students with partial scholarships.

Partner School Scholarship
Recognizes applicants attending one of our partner schools. Scholarship amounts vary based on the strength of the application.

Brandeis Alumni Scholarship
Recognizes outstanding Brandeis University alumni applying to one of our graduate programs.

Peter Petri Global Fellowship
Recognizes students from three different continents each year. Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of their leadership, diversity and academic excellence.

Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
Recognizes students who are members of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS). Prospective applicants should indicate their Beta Gamma Sigma membership status on their applications to be considered for this scholarship and to receive an application fee waiver.

Robert Sherman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Recognizes outstanding student(s) with preference given to an individual who was raised in a single-parent household or who has endured extraordinary medical or financial circumstances.

Milton W. Feld Endowed Fellowship
Recognizes an outstanding MA program student.

Earle W. Kazis ’55 Endowed Fellowship (Real Estate)
Supports Brandeis IBS students, particularly those with an interest in the field of real estate.

Lubin Endowed Scholarship (Economic, Social or Labor Issues)
Recognizes students with a specific interest in economic, social or labor issues.

Paul F. Rosengard ’80 Endowed Scholarship (Fashion or Apparel Industry)
Recognizes students who have demonstrated strong leadership skills and civic responsibility and who are interested in careers in the wholesale or retail fashion apparel industry.

Steven Bunson ’82 Endowed Fellowship (Global Business Analysis)
Recognizes outstanding students who have demonstrated strong analytical abilities, an exceptional work ethic, a sense of personal responsibility and the potential to make important contributions to the global business field.

Stephen J. Cloobeck ’83 Endowed Fellowship (Entrepreneurship)
Recognizes an MBA student with demonstrated motivation for success in international business, outstanding leadership ability, entrepreneurial acumen and potential to make important contributions to the world of global business.

Scholarships for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Regional Merit Scholarship — North America
Recognizes outstanding applicants from North America.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship
This award is a supplement to Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and signifies Brandeis University's commitment to support veterans who are pursuing higher education. The Yellow Ribbon Program scholarship (including the VA match), combined with Brandeis scholarships, federal aid and other estimated financial assistance, cannot exceed the cost of attendance. Yellow Ribbon Program recipients must remain in good academic standing while receiving the award. Recipients will be eligible to receive the award in subsequent years, provided that Brandeis remains a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Current or prospective students who have been offered admission are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must submit a copy of your certificate of eligibility from the VA to the Office of Student Financial Services.

Scholarships for International Students

Michael Jellinek Fellowship
Recognizes an outstanding student who maintains citizenship and is currently residing in Israel.

Regional Merit Scholarship — North America
Recognizes outstanding applicants from North America.

Regional Merit Scholarship — Latin America/Caribbean
Recognizes outstanding applicants from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Regional Merit Scholarship — Europe
Recognizes outstanding applicants from Europe.

Regional Merit Scholarship — Africa
Recognizes outstanding applicants from Africa.

Regional Merit Scholarship — Middle East
Recognizes outstanding applicants from the Middle East.

Regional Merit Scholarship — Asia
Recognizes outstanding applicants from Asia.

Regional Merit Scholarship — Oceania
Recognizes outstanding applicants from Oceania.

Scholarships for Women

Women in Business Scholarship
Recognizes an outstanding female student who has majored in a business-related field.

Women in Economics Scholarship
Recognizes an outstanding female student who has majored in economics.

Women in Finance Scholarship
Recognizes an outstanding female student who has majored in finance.

Scholarships for Minority & Diverse Students

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) Scholarship
Recognizes outstanding students who are members of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA). A successful candidate is chosen on the basis of his or her ability to make a significant contribution to both Brandeis International Business School and to ALPFA. Professional experience, academic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, extracurricular involvement and service to ALPFA are considered.

Prospanica Scholarship
Recognizes two outstanding students who are of Hispanic heritage or who have demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community, and are applying to a Brandeis IBS graduate programs. Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of their ability to make a significant contribution to both Brandeis International Business School and Prospanica.

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Scholarship
Recognizes outstanding students who are members of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). A successful candidate is chosen on the basis of his or her ability to make a significant contribution to both Brandeis International Business School and NABA. Professional experience, academic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, extracurricular involvement and service to NABA are considered.

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Scholarship
Recognizes an outstanding U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is a member of the NBMBAA and is applying to our MBA program. Candidates are chosen for their potential to make a significant contribution to both Brandeis International Business School and the NBMBAA. Professional experience, academic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, extracurricular involvement and service to NBMBAA are considered.

POSSE Scholarship
Recognizes POSSE scholars with extraordinary academic and leadership potential.

Reaching Out LGBT Fellowship
Recognizes an outstanding MBA, MSBA or MA student who has demonstrated both academic success and LGBT community leadership.

Loans

Federal loans are available to U.S. citizens and eligible permanent residents who are enrolled at least half-time (at least 6 credit hours per semester) in a degree program. 

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are guaranteed educational loans. The maximum amount of Stafford Loans that a student may request in one academic year is $20,500. This loan currently has an origination fee of 1.073%. The loan proceeds will be disbursed directly to the student's account (less the fee) in equal amounts, with one payment for each term in the loan period. 

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are non-need based guaranteed loans. The only conditions that preclude eligibility for this loan would be if the student has reached his or her maximum lifetime aggregate limit (currently $138,500), is in default on a previously-awarded federal loan, or does not have a valid FAFSA application. To request an Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, a student must complete the online FAFSA application at www.fafsa.ed.gov

This loan charges a fixed interest rate of 6.21% if first disbursed before July 1, 2015 and 5.84% if first disbursed on or after July 1, 2015. Subsidized Stafford Loans and Perkins Loans are not available to graduate students. More detailed information about Stafford Loans (interest rates, repayment schedule, origination fee, etc.), can be found here.

Graduate PLUS Loans

The Graduate PLUS Loan is a fixed-interest student loan guaranteed by the federal government that allows graduate students to borrow the total cost for their graduate school needs, including tuition, room and board, supplies, lab expenses, and travel, minus any other financial aid they receive. The Graduate PLUS Loan is a non-need-based, credit-based loan similar to a private student loan with the benefit of having a fixed interest rate and federal guarantee. U.S. citizens or eligible permanent residents enrolled at least half-time in a degree program can be considered for Graduate PLUS Loans.

This loan currently has an origination fee of 4.292%. This loan charges a fixed interest rate of 7.21% if first disbursed before July 1, 2015 and 6.84% if first disbursed on or after July 1, 2015. Interest is charged on the loan from the date the first disbursement is made until the loan is paid in full. 

To request a Graduate PLUS Loan, please go to the Department of Education and select the “Sign In” button in the upper left-hand corner. (You will need your FAFSA PIN number to sign in. If you do not remember your PIN number, you can request a duplicate). Once you have logged in, you will need to complete three steps that can be found on the Brandeis Student Financial Services page